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More than US$105 million pledged for Somali refugees

More than US$105 million pledged for Somali refugees

More than US$105 million has been pledged at an international conference designed to help support Somali refugees.  The conference held jointly between the United Nations and European Union was held Wednesday in Belgium.

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Report lays out “baseline” for progress in gender equality

Although women are outpacing men in achieving higher levels of education, they are still more likely to pursue the humanities as opposed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Nuclear power’s role in reducing emissions, focus of new study

The important role nuclear power could play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the focus of a new report released by the UN Nuclear Agency, the IAEA.

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Discrimination battle facing women in prison

Reducing the number of women in jail around the world needs to become a bigger priority, according to a panel meeting at the United Nations this week.

Women face discrimination, and censure if they end up in prison, the event heard, regardless of where they live.

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Women living longer but still face serious challenges worldwide

Women around the world are living longer than ever, but still face formidable challenges when it comes to issues of equality.

That’s just one of the findings of a new report on the lives of women released by the United Nations on Tuesday.

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Refugees and migrants reaching Greece soar past half-million mark

The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece this year has surpassed the half-million mark, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

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Road traffic fatalities take an “unacceptable toll”

Globally, 1.2 million people die each year on the roads, taking an “unacceptable toll” on communities.

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Rich yet Poor: The Democratic Republic of the Congo

If there's one country that exemplifies the difficulty in transforming mineral wealth into inclusive growth, it's the Democratic Republic of Congo; that’s according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Image of refugees in Lebanon wins UN70 photo prize

The powerful image of young children holding lanterns at a refugee settlement in Lebanon has been selected as a winning entry in a photo competition organized by the Beirut UN information centre.

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Nuclear experts put emergency response under the spotlight

Nuclear experts are gathering at the UN in Vienna, Austria to discuss how to best prepare for and respond to a nuclear or radiological emergency.

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